As rumors started trickling out that WTVP’s State & Water had been cancelled, those who are familiar with it are upset that it might be gone, while those who are not yet familiar with it wonder how in the world something this amazing was happening in Peoria and they didn’t know about it.Read More
In August of 2014, Tyler Childers sat in the front of a diner, playing his heart out to an audience who seemed to eat without looking at him or acknowledging his contribution to their day. Four and a half years later, his Peoria show sold out, people in other cities are paying $100 to see him, and many of the people in that diner still don’t know that they missed out.Read More
PML is fun, but a lot of hard work too! If I wasn’t stubbornly convinced this would succeed, positive that Peoria has more to offer when we all work together, I wouldn’t have made it this far. The potential is huge, but I’ve reached a point where gathering the resources is imperative… and I could use your help.Read More
Who wouldn’t want to hear from any of our amazing Peoria Area artists while doing their shopping, going for a walk out at the mall, or stopping somewhere for a bite to eat?! We want to help fill the air with music, all over the Peoria Area!Read More
I sat down with local comedian, Blind Stein, at W.E. Sullivan’s over lunch to talk about his love of the live local music scene, building community, and his upcoming show as well!Read More
Summer Camp On The Road is a 16-city battle of the bands with the winner in each city earning a spot at Summer Camp that year! It’s already started this year… check it out!Read More
Nobody can disagree these days when I say that Peoria has some amazing talent, and I don’t just mean musicians! When considering how I could include some of this other talent while sticking to highlighting music, I had an idea I’d love to try…Read More
I’ve avoided talking much about funding Peoria Music Live for quite awhile, but all of the ideas I've had for making Peoria Music Live better and more effective keep being put on a shelf while I work on the day-to-day of the business... and not only is that not sustainable, it isn't what PML was designed to do.
I want to get back to doing what I love… creating content and sharing my vision! The list of ideas I have is always growing and it's really exciting! The way we get to them is by making sure PML is fully funded.
Before I share HOW you can help, let me show you what an fully funded Peoria Music Live looks like…Read More
I’ve heard it said many times over…
“The music scene will slow down when Summer is over.”
Guess what? NOVEMBER starts TOMORROW! What was that you said about a slow down? It’s not happening… keep reading to find out what is!Read More
It’s hard to believe a little over a year ago I knew nothing about live local music or Peoria’s music scene! How did I learn so much in the last year? Listening… to musicians, to venue owners, to venue staff, to bookers and managers and promoters… but mostly it was listening to the fans!
Now, you can support live local music by sharing your thoughts, opinions, and stories with others!
In a couple of weeks Peoria Music Live will start its second year supporting the Peoria area music scene. We have a lot of exciting things in the works and you'll start seeing them soon!
Here it is, all you need to know about getting your events on our page! These are answers to your most frequently asked co-hosting questions so we can help you help us get the word out about live local music in the Peoria area!
If you have more questions after reading this post, message us or leave a comment and we’ll answer that one for you too!
The soft open of the new Monarch Music Hall was fantastically put together. The taping of State & Water included several amazing artists and raised money for public broadcasting, all while putting together one of the most entertaining nights of music you'll find in the area.Read More
Running Peoria Music Live continuously pushes me out of my comfort zone. And just when I think I've sufficiently widened my comfort zone... I get pulled out a little farther.Read More
I often look around and wonder how my life has changed so drastically in the last few months... for a lot of different reasons!Read More
I will definitely be going back to the Five Spot. I might even consider hosting a Peoria Music Live event there in the future. It's a venue that more people need to know about and they have great shows.Read More
As someone who is always telling others to think positively and to "speak life," it was clear that I needed to take my own advice, and apparently, Joe Stamm's.Read More
"This." I thought to myself... "This feeling is why I want people to be able to find live music when they want it." It's not just about the music, it's about what the music does for you, how it makes you feel. It's about the experience.Read More